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telnet - not default in windows?

Posted on 2011-09-06
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does telnet have to be installed?
the error i am getting is:

C:\Users\jimwe>telnet x.x.x.x 1433
'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
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by:Richard Quadling
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It is possible to NOT have telnet installed.

I remember seeing this as an installable option on Windows XP (and probably earlier versions).

I'm on Win7 Home Premium on this machine, so I can't tell you where the option is at the moment.

I'll be at work later on (9 hours or so), so I can check there (WinXP at work).
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The Telnet client is no longer a default feature in WIndows 7, but it is very easy to enable. Open the control panel and go into Programs and features. ON the left hand menu, select "Turn Windows Features on or Off" and you will be presented with a list of features, some of which will be enabled and some of which won't. Select the checkbox next to 'Telnet Client' and then press OK.

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Yes. There is something just like that for WinXP.
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Go to the "Start" menu on the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. Click "Run" and type in Telnet. Press the "OK" button or "Enter" on your keyboard.

Type the letter "o" in the prompt. When the window appears, you will see a line reading "Microsoft Telnet>". This is the prompt; "o" will open a connection prompt.

Input the IP address or domain name of your destination. Insert the IP after the trigger "<to>". Press "Enter". A connection of the destination will appear on the window.
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If you are talking about Windows 7, it is not installed by default.

Read this Technet article on how to install telnet client. Install Telnet Client
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this is windows server r2..

so same as win7?
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Yes the article covers Windows Server 2008 R2. Here is excerpt:

Install Telnet Client on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008
On Windows Server 2008, you can use the Role Management tool to install optional components.

To install Telnet Client on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008
1.Start Server Manager. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.

2.If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

3.In the Features Summary section, click Add features.

4.In the Add Features Wizard, select Telnet Client, and then click Next.

5.On the Confirm Installation Options page, click Install.

6.When installation finishes, on the Installation Results page, click Close.

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